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Reprint of two books by Joyce Phillips PDF Print E-mail

Two books by Joyce Phillips, previously out of print are now available.

The titles are

  • The Wrights of Tivolli, and
  • William Morris and Rhondda

Copies of the book are available from the Ipswich Visitors Information Centre, 14 Queen Victoria Parade, Queens Park, Phone 07 3281 0555 (Brisbane Rd) Ispwich. The book is also available at the Ipswich Historical Society, "Cooneana" site, 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum 4303, Ph (07) 3282 0358 (limited opening hours).

The price for each of these volumes is $39.00 (limited stock).

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 May 2011 13:03 )
Mining History Book PDF Print E-mail

Book Cover

Book successfully launched

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Her Excellency the Governor of Queensland, Penelope Wensley, was in attendance for the launch. Attendance is by invitation. Her speech is available to view on the Queensland Govt. House site, under The Governor, then speeches and messages (see 24th November 2010) direct link to this speech is here.


This volume covers the mining history of Ipswich for the period 1920 2000 (Prof. Ray Whitmore has written three volumes covering the coal mining history of Queensland up to 1925.) is planned. (please click on read more below to see the cover in more detail and for more information regarding the book).

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 May 2011 12:59 )
Historical Film Room PDF Print E-mail

A Historical Film Room in the Ipswich Historical Museum at Blackstone (the former Rhondda Collieries Office) has been commissioned, and is now available to view a number of films and documentries about coal mining.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 July 2009 14:53 )
Rhondda Colleries Commemorative Coaster Re-issue PDF Print E-mail

The Rhondda Colleries Commemorative Coasters (1994) have been re-issued and are available for sale to the general public from the places listed below. A placemat is also available.

Read more to see these in more detail


"Read more" to see images of the 6 coasters in more detail with descriptions and to find out where they may be purchased.

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 May 2011 13:03 )
Recording of Oral Histories - Completed PDF Print E-mail

The recording of oral histories of people involved in the Ipswich Coal Mining Industry. The Trustees have appointed Mrs Margaret Cook nee Pullar, Historian, of Newtown to undertake these interviews. She began the recording in September 2007. The list of verified and approved interviews is following. You can click on their name to read the full interview.

Click on Read more to see the list of those with interviews completed and on the website


Last Updated ( Monday, 04 November 2013 11:04 )